Dead Rock Stars
Northolt , Middlesex , England. Nate Nelson The Flamingos. Atlanta , Georgia , USA. Teddy Reig Record producer, record company executive and co-founded of Roost Records. David Byron Uriah Heep. Robert Blackwell Record producer and arranger. Ricky Wilson The B's. Inglewood, California , USA. Ian Stewart The Rolling Stones. Andy Chapin The Association. Phil Lynott Thin Lizzy. Salisbury, Wiltshire , England. Heart failure and pneumonia caused by alcohol and drug use . Joe Farrell Return to Forever.
American disc jockey and record producer. Richard Manuel The Band. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , USA. Williams American disc jockey. Ljungby Municipality , Sweden. Bobby Nunn The Coasters. Toronto , Ontario , USA. Tony Destra Cinderella , Britny Fox. Carlton Barrett The Wailers. John Hammond Record producer for Columbia Records.
Peter Tosh The Wailers. Jaco Pastorius Weather Report. Brain hemorrhage following beating . Ted Taylor The Cadets. Luke "Long Gone" Miles. Cologne , North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany. John Spence No Doubt. Nat Tarnopol Record producer for Brunswick Records. Andy Gibb Younger brother of the Bee Gees. Sycamore , Georgia , USA. Bloomfield, Michigan , USA. Cerebral haemorrhage after fall from bicycle . Fred Below The Aces. Black Randy Black Randy and the Metrosquad.
Roy Orbison Traveling Wilburys. Hendersonville, Tennessee , USA. Pan Am Flight bombing and subsequent accident.
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Joe Raposo Television writer and lyrics from Sesame Street. Westminster , London , England. Ron Wilson The Surfaris. John Cipollina Quicksilver Messenger Service. Watsonville, California , USA. Gene Nobles American disc jockey. Alan Murphy Go West , Level Dickie Goodman Record producer. Melanie Appleby Mel and Kim.
Allen Collins Lynyrd Skynyrd. Jacksonville, Florida , USA. Suicide by gunshot . Cornell Gunter The Coasters. Seattle, Washington , USA. Thurston Harris The Sharps. Wesley Rose Music industry executive and record producer. Morris Levy Record producer for Roulette Records. Jim Hodder Steely Dan. Brent Mydland The Grateful Dead. Lafayette, California , USA. Joel Rundell Better Than Ezra. Stevie Ray Vaughan Double Trouble.
Tom Fogerty Creedence Clearwater Revival. Ray Stephens Village People. Talagante , Santiago Metropolitan Region , Chile. Steve Clark Def Leppard. Stan Szelest The Band. George Motola Record producer for Modern Records. Bob Geddins Record producer. Frank Esler-Smith Air Supply. Fullerton, California , USA. Dave Guard The Kingston Trio. Per "Dead" Ohlin Mayhem. Gene Clark The Byrds. David Ruffin The Temptations.
Dootsie Williams Record producer for The Penguins. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers. Ole Beich Guns N' Roses. Bill Graham Promoter of Various Bands. Complications due to AIDS . Headman Shabalala Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Bangsar , Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia. Bakersfield, California , USA. Brian MacLeod Chilliwack , Headpins. Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada. Stefanie Sargent 7 Year Bitch. Kamloops, British Columbia , Canada. Pneumonia and throat cancer . Tony Williams The Platters. Eddie Kendricks The Temptations. Heart failure resulting from endocarditis .
Toy Caldwell Marshall Tucker Band. Jake Porter Record producer and co-founder of Combo Records. Springfield, Missouri , USA. Greenbrae, California , USA. Wong Ka Kui Beyond. Dave Rubinstein Reagan Youth. Mia Zapata The Gits. Phil Seymour Dwight Twilley. River Phoenix Alexa's Attic. Frank Zappa The Mothers of Invention. Doug Hopkins Gin Blossoms. Michael Clarke The Byrds.
Canvey Island , Essex , England. Baja California Peninsula , Mexico. Derek Leckenby Herman's Hermits. Kristen Pfaff Hole , Janitor Joe. Major Bill Smith Record producer and record label owner. Denver, Colorado , USA. Robert White The Funk Brothers. Chet Powers Quicksilver Messenger Service. Ruby Starr Black Oak Arkansas. Richey Edwards Manic Street Preachers. Minneapolis , Minnesota , USA. Melvin Franklin The Temptations. Muswell Hill , London , England. Alan Barton Smokie , Black Lace.
Hollywood, California , USA. Selena Selena y Los Dinos. Anacortes, Washington , USA. Carl Albert Vicious Rumors. Wolfman Jack American disc jockey. Jerry Garcia The Grateful Dead. Dwayne Goettel Skinny Puppy. Edmonton , Alberta , Canada. Sterling Morrison The Velvet Underground. Calcutta , West Bengal , India. Shannon Hoon Blind Melon.
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Florence Greenberg Music executive and record producer. Eastbourne , Sussex , England. Tom Clay American radio personality and disc jockey. David Briggs Record producer for Crazy Horse. Acute respiratory failure . Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis. Swarthmore, Pennsylvania , USA. Don Murray The Turtles. Jim Ellison Material Issue. Louis Gottlieb The Limeliters.
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Sebastopol, California , USA. Jonathan Melvoin The Smashing Pumpkins. Chas Chandler The Animals. Heaton , Newcastle upon Tyne , England. Rob Collins The Charlatans. Jason Thirsk Pennywise , Humble Gods. Mel Taylor The Ventures. Burneside , South Lakeland , Cumbria , England. Patty Donahue The Waitresses. Dawn Crosby Detente , Fear of God. Torquay , Devon , England. Sacramento, California , USA.
Molokai, Hawaii , USA. Kenny Pickett The Creation. Brian Connolly The Sweet. Slough , Berkshire , England. Ronnie Barron Canned Heat. Aaron Collins The Cadets. Eldon Hoke Mentors , The Screamers. Riverside, California , USA. Martinsville, Indiana , USA. Lawrence Payton The Four Tops.
Nick Traina Link Henry Vestine Canned Heat. West Hampstead, London , England. Northridge, California , USA. Kurt Winter The Guess Who. Winnipeg , Manitoba , Canada. Ken Forssi The Surfaris , Love. Junior Wells The Aces. Puerto Plata , Dominican Republic. Carl Wilson The Beach Boys. Toronto, Ontario , USA. Rob Pilatus Milli Vanilli.
Nashville, Tennessee , United States. Heart failure with cardiac arrhythmia . Lew Chudd Record producer, radio executive and co-founder of Imperial Records. Denniz Pop DJ music producer. Maui , Hawaii , USA. Oz Bach Spanky and Our Gang. Lexington, Mississippi , USA. Johnny Moore The Drifters.
Sonny Forriest The Coasters. Liver failure due to hepatitis C . Heroin toxicity and rejection of his heart transplant . Bremerton, Washington , USA. Dusty Springfield The Springfields. Henley-on-Thames , Oxfordshire , England. Complications from kidney disease, diabetes, and congestive heart failure .
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Val Valentin Record producer and record engineer. Freaky Tah Lost Boyz. Winchester , Hampshire , England.
Murdered by his brother Larry Troutman . Vancouver , British Columbia , Canada. Billy Brown The Freshmen. Johnstown, County Kildare , Republic of Ireland. Suicide by hanging . Bruce Day Pablo Cruise. Complications following surgery for cancer . Palestrina , Lazio , Italy.
Baydon , Swindon , England. Bobby Sheehan Blues Traveler. Rob Fisher Naked Eyes. Following bowel surgery for cancer . Claude Bessy Catholic Discipline. Suicide by drug overdose . Wes Berggren Tripping Daisy. Herb Abramson Record company executive, record producer and co-founder of Atlantic Records. Johnny "Big Moose" Walker.
Don "Sugarcane" Harris Don and Dewey.
Rick Danko The Band. Curtis Mayfield The Impressions. Complications due to diabetes . Nat Adderley Cannonball Adderley 's brother. Complications from diabetes . Louis , Missouri , USA. Dub Jones The Coasters. Doris Coley The Shirelles. Complications from renal cancer . Complications following surgery concerning aneurysm . Andy Lewis The Whitlams. Shreveport, Louisiana , USA. Dennis Danell Social Distortion. Ian Dury Ian Dury and the Blockheads.
Upminster , London , England.
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Heinz Burt The Tornados. Motor neurone disease and stroke . Yuri Klinskikh Sektor Gaza. Hale , Altrincham , England. Complications due to alcoholism . Benjamin Orr The Cars. Bobby Sheen Bob B. Hit by powerboat . Rob Buck 10, Maniacs. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , USA.
Pops Staples The Staple Singers. Injuries from fall . Due to his songwriting, baritone voice, wild personality and Kurt Cobain Died , age 27 Kurt Donald Cobain was an American musician who was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Buddy Holly Died , age 22 Charles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, often considered one of the main figures of the rock and roll genre in the mids.
Janis Joplin Died , age 27 Janis Lyn Joplin was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the late s as the lead singer of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as In spite of a short-lived mainstream career spanning seven years, he is Bonham was esteemed for his speed, power, fast bass-drumming, distinctive sound, and Starting out in with the group the He was noted for his unique style and his eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour. In , Moon was Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records, first as an in house session player in the s and later as a solo artist with a Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Duane Allman Died , age 24 Howard Duane Allman was an American guitarist, session musician, co-founder and leader of the The Allman Brothers Band until his death in a motorcycle accident in at the age of He is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of American popular music and a He was the older brother of current lead He died in a plane accident while on tour with Osbourne in Florida in George Harrison Died , age 58 George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Cliff Burton Died , age 24 Clifford Lee Burton was an American musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica. Burton joined Metallica in and performed on the band's first Layne Staley Died , age 34 Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Between and , Croce released five studio albums and 11 singles. His singles "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and Everyone from Bob Dylan to the Beatles has cited him as an influence, making him one of the greatest rock stars to have died young.
Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock. This list has all of the rock star tragedies, the stars who died before reaching 40 — before they could give all of their music to the world. While some passed away younger than others, most fans agree that these rock stars who died before 40 are still sorely missed.